FOOD 


Food is fascinating to me because it’s both simple and complicated. When you look at food scientifically, you can see that the macronutrients, protein, fat and carbohydrates, serve a specific function in the body. However, food is more than science: It gives us great pleasure, it affects how we feel, and virtually every social function revolves around it.


Food can get us into a lot of trouble—especially when we develop bad habits. Breaking the cycle is very challenging, but it can be done. The first step is to try and figure out what works and doesn’t work for you. The next step is to make very gradual changes in your diet so that you can be successful. Too many changes at once usually lead to failure.





HOW I CAN HELP


I can get you on the right food track in several ways:

  • It’s impossible to eat healthily without proper planning-- I can teach you how to plan so that you are set up to be successful.
  • I can give you simple, easy recipes to make for you or your family. Together we can create weekly/monthly menus to suit your needs and lifestyle.
  • We can go food shopping together, read labels, and select healthy food staples that should be in your home. I can also help you understand about adequate portion sizes.
  • We can come up with strategies for any food challenge that you face. Some people find eating out or ordering food in very difficult; others have a specific time of day that’s especially challenging.
  • I can analyze your current diet and then create an eating plan specifically designed for you, including your food preferences.

WHY I LOVE TWEAKING A DIET  


What we eat affects our energy level and moods. Sometimes making one small change, like substituting water for diet soda, will make a tremendous difference. Encouraging people to eat more slowly and to thoroughly chew their food is one example of a small change that can have a big impact.


Often, we don’t realize how badly we feel until we make a few changes. When we do, we can’t believe how much better we feel. Bad habits don’t develop overnight so it makes sense that they will take a while to disappear. Making small, gradual change is the only way to go.